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Meteorites Go on Auction Block

Two pieces of a meteor that fell in north Texas recently could be yours, if the price is right. Jim Bell reports.



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These fragments are what’s left of a larger meteor that came down about 70 miles south of Dallas two weeks ago.  It was so big that people all over north Texas saw it on the way down in the middle of the day. For a time it was believed the fireball might have been debris from two orbiting space satellites that collided in orbit a few days before, but that wasn’t the case.

It didn’t take a meteor chaser long to find two small pieces of the meteor and decide to cash in.

He’s put them up for auction and they’re expected to bring big money.  He says one piece weighs 8 ounces and it could fetch up to $15,000.

Two “out of this world” rocks go on the block May 17.  Stay tuned.

Jim Bell, KUHF, Houston Public Radio News.